Friday, 19 February 2010

*Watch the Moon "Eclipse" the Seven Sisters

(Voorstelling op TheSky6 voorberei)
*Watch the Moon "Eclipse" the Seven Sisters - Sunday Feb 21st*
On 21st Feb at about 8:45pm, South Africa will see some of the Pleiades 
stars disappear behind the Moon .  It's pretty rare, and will best be 
viewed through binoculars.  The Pleiades are also known as the Seven 
Sisters or isiLimela.

Technically this is called an occultation - in fact an eclipse of the 
Sun is technically an occultation (one body passing in front of 
another).  For all occultations, the timing depends on where you are on 
the planet.  A list of times for a selection of South African towns, and 
a map of the Pleiades, is at

Claire Flanagan
Jhb Planetarium